/// MSZ Estonii potwierdza autentyczność poniższej rozmowy
Published time: March 05, 2014 15:02
Edited time: March 05, 2014 17:43
Estonian foreign ministry has confirmed the recording of his conversation with EU foreign policy chief is authentic. Urmas Paet said that snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were hired by Maidan leaders.
Paet told RIA-Novosti news agency that he talked to Catherine Ashton last week right after retiring from Kiev, but refrained from further comments, saying that he has to “listen to the tape first.”
“It’s very disappointing that such surveillance took place altogether. It’s not a coincidence that this conversation was uploaded [to the web] today,” he stressed.
“My conversation with Ashton took place last week right after I returned from Kiev. At that time I was already in Estonia,” Paet added.
Paet also gave a press conference about the leaked tape on Wednesday, saying that the dramatic events in Kiev, which resulted in people being killed, must become the subject of an independent investigation.
The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a statement on its website, saying that the recording of the leaked telephone conversation between Paet and Ashton is “authentic.”
/// Nie Janukowycz tylko ktoś z nowej koalicji stoi za snajperami majdańskimi
Opublikowano 5 mar 2014
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The phone call took place on February 26 after Estonia’s FM returned from his visit to Ukraine, which took place soon after the end of street violence in Kiev, the ministry added.
“We reject the claim that Paet was giving an assessment of the opposition’s involvement in the violence,” the statement stressed, adding that the FM was only providing an overview of what he had heard during his Kiev visit.
RT has contacted Ashton’s spokesperson, Maja Kocijancic, who said “we don’t comment on leaked phone conversations.”
The call took place after Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet visited Kiev on February 25, following the peak of clashes between the pro-EU protesters and security forces in the Ukrainian capital.
It was reportedly uploaded to the web by officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to ousted President Viktor Yanukovich who hacked Paet’s and Ashton’s phones.
During the conversation, Paet stressed that “there is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind the snipers, it was not Yanukovich, but it was somebody from the new coalition.”
According to the Estonian FM, “all the evidence shows” that the “same snipers” at Maidan were shooting at people from both sides – the police and the protesters.
Ashton reacted to the information by saying: “Well, yeah…that’s, that’s terrible,” adding that the matter is worth investigating.
94 people were killed and another 900 injured during the standoff between police and protesters at Maidan Saquare in Kiev last month.
Przeciek rozmowy: Ci sami snajperzy majdańscy zabili ludzi po obu stronach barykady
/// Leaked phone conversation: The same snipers killed people on both sides of Kiev barricades
Opublikowano 5 mar 2014
Officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to the ousted President Viktor Yanukovich have hacked phones of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and leaked their conversation to the web. The officials discuss their impressions of what’s happening in the country after the revolution. The gist of it is that Ukrainian people have no trust in any of the leaders of Maidan.
However the most striking thing of all is the fact which concerns the use of force during the revolution, particularly the snipers who killed both protesters and officers of the riot police. Mr. Paet reveals astonishing information which confirms the rumours that the snipers were employed by the leaders of Maidan.
MSZ Estonii potwierdził autentyczność rozmowy telefonicznej szefa estońskiej dyplomacji, Urmasa Paeta, z Wysokim Przedstawicielem UE ds. zagranicznych, Catherine Ashton, w której omawiana jest między innymi kwestia snajperów, strzelających w Kijowie podczas akcji na Majdanie.
„To przykre, że taki podsłuch w ogóle był prowadzony” – powiedział Paet. Dyplomata wstrzymał się od bardziej szczegółowych komentarzy.
Zapis rozmowy Paeta z Ashton został dziś zamieszczony w serwisie YouTube.
Według tego, co powiedział Paet, ludzie, którzy ponieśli śmierć po obu stronach, zostali zabici przez tych samych snajperów, którzy zostali wynajęci przez liderów Majdanu.